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Martinez Piedra y Plata Mexican silver obsidian mask Pin Pendant

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Directory: Estate Jewelry: Silver: Mexican: Pre 1970: Item # 1393714

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Unsurpassed lapidary work and fleshy, confident repoussage combine in the Piedra y Plata / Felipe Martinez pin / pendant I am thrilled to be presenting here. Martinez's work does not come up often and its is avidly collected and sought out for the sheer perfection each piece represents. Teased out of golden sheen obsidian that reveals its glistening depths as you tilt the brooch in different directions, the ancient face seems lost in meditation, serene in its knowledge it will survive the ravages of time. Wrapped in leaves and curly locks of repousse silver, it quietly enjoys the luxury of a pendant earring. The pin measures 2 1/8" tall by 1 1/2" wide and weighs 43.3 grams. It is fully hallmarked with Martinez's and the taller's name, "STERLING TAXCO" and bears des. no 112 as well as Eagle 3 assay mark. It dates in the 1950s-60s and is in excellent vintage condition with exquisite carving in the obsidian mask, perfect repoussage and no damage or repairs noted.